5 ways you can turn your Xmas job into a permanent one!
The festive season is upon us, which means companies over the next couple of weeks will be taking on extra employees to help with the Christmas rush. It’s a great way to earn over the holidays, and it’s a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Turning your Christmas job into a permanent one can be slightly tricky, but here are 5 ways you can do that. Know the company inside and out Knowing the company inside and out could higher your prospects of getting a permanent position. Just because it’s a temp job, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your research. Just like you would do with any other position, research as much as you can. You can even gain more insight into the company by asking fellow employees, and seeing what their views on the company are. Attitude Pay attention to your punctuality, respect your seniors, and try to put as much care and enthusiasm into your job as you would in a full-time position. Make sure you always look smart, and if you’re working in a customer facing role, then ensure that you deliver excellent customer service skills. If it’s possible, get involved with company meetings, attend social networking events, and contribute to team ideas. Speak to your line manager Try to set up performance reviews with your line manager, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. These reviews can either be informal or formal, such as a scheduled meeting at your desk. Just before your contract ends, approach your line manager and let them know that you would be up for taking on any permanent or additional work that might be available. Be proactive and don’t be afraid to ask for advice on what the best way is to secure any upcoming positions. Show initiative Look for opportunities to cover, work overtime, help to train other staff members, and so on to show willingness and enthusiasm. If you manage to come up with great ideas that will benefit staff and productivity, then don’t be afraid to show them (without being arrogant or patronizing). Apply for internal vacancies As a temp worker, a good practice is to constantly check for any internal vacancies before it hits the outside world. In addition, ask to be added to any mailing lists or updates about new jobs and positions that will arise. You can even take it a step further by telling your line manager you’d be interested in hearing about any new positions. Written by Freda Nomo